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us washington. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. the overwhelming message out of the washington is that president obama need to be careful as he tries to trike a balance between restore the public's confidence and trust and protecting national security. even while vacationing on martha's vineyard president obama couldn't escape a moment of apparent frustration on the golf course. but in washington, more troubles await the commander in chief. lawmakers are criticizing the president's plan by nsa programs exposed by leaker edward snowden. >> he's failed to explain these programs which are lawful, which save lives. >> we need to do better in educating our public so they are are not fearful that we the government are violating their privacy. the worm director of the nsa added oversight to hurt a key part of the program moving quickly to protect national security. >> so you need to be careful about how many processes you put in there. the
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>> reporter: the leak seemed to push russian relations to a post cold war low. president obama has now canceled the meeting with russian president vladimir putin originally scheduled for next month. some lawmakers want a stronger gesture. >> mr. putin does not have united states' russia relationships in any priority. and treating them in a realistic fashion. that's the way to treat mr. putin, not just canceling a meeting. >> reporter: snowden's father continues to defend his son who he is prepared to visit him in russia after recently securing the papers he needs to travel. smanl lifts argue that the president shouldn't be tougher with russia and instead work on restoring that relationship. especially as the u.s. confronts unrest in places like syria and egypt. a grim milestone in afghanistan this year. the military says insurgents killed three u.s. servicemen sunday ten years after nato took
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command of international forces in afghanistan. that brings the total of troops killed there to 100. well, authorities in central voluntary colorado are still searching for a woman seen clinging to a tree during a massive mud slide friday. new video shows water gushing at almost 30 miles an hour pouring down highways and residential streets in the tourist town of manitou springs. at least one person was killed about 40 cars were swept up in this river of mud. nbc's dylan dwyer is here to look at it. those pictures are stunning. >> that's the same area that the wald douwaldo canyon fire. it's the monsoonal moisture that
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comes through the rockies. we're keeping an eye out for potential flooding in the plain states, right along this stationary front which is an area that is going to city more rain, especially as we continue through the afternoon. that cold front, though, is also going to bring the chance of thunderstorms just to the north of it. the best chance of severe storms will be right across parts of oklahoma and kansas. biggest threat, though, will be for damaging winds and also large hail and we co-also see heavier downpours in an area that does not need more rain. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. in boston, 79 degrees, partly cloudy, low humidity, not too bad. 89 in recall lay, north carolina with late-day thunderstorms. pittsburgh should top out around 82 today. we're in the 90s in houston, texas but that is some relief from the triple digits. 79 in minneapolis. so we are still watching the areas in the plain states. also arkansas and missouri. tomorrow, they're going to get
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another round of rain. they've already had about 18 inches of rain since the beginning of august. >> oh, it's summertime. >> i know. >> thanks, dylan. just ahead, we'll go to cairo and egyptian police vow to crack down on protesters. plus, a 12-year-old gem of a find. we'll tell you what it is when "early today" returns.
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welcome back. well, the state is set in egypt for a possible confrontation as early as this morning. tens of house to of supporters of egypt's ousted president are holding citizens in cairo. and they say they won't leave until mohamed morsi is reinstated. nbc is live in cairo. yousef, good morning. i understand that officials have issued a 24-hour warning. what happens next? >> reporter: well, veronica, nbc understands from a military source that no specific date has been set for either the army or the military or the police
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forces to beseeing the protes r protesters or disperse them. now, there are ongoing reports of a possible move in the next few hour or so. we are seeing more activity in the background here, with some military choppers, hoving just above the nile river in downtown cairo. keep in mind that the mediation efforts to this political impasse has so far failed with little progress. supporters announce that president morsi remain defiant and ready to fight as well. it will be interesting to see how the police force handles this. veronica. >> yousef gamal el-din live in egypt. here other stories making news right now. overt weekend, the u.s. opened 18 of the 19 u.s. embassies that were closed due to recent terror alerts. the u.s. embassy in yemen remains the only one shut down. tragedy when a father shot his young father and himself at
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a ywca on sunday. officials said he'd made previous threats against his son. a 2-year-old rhode island boy has been found in good health after officials issued an amber alert sunday. do it was found shortly after police arrested two suspects in in connection with a double murder at his house. bay area rapid transit riders can breathe easy. a san francisco judge ordered a 60-day cooling off period for talks between b.a.r.t. management and its unions. the decision was made over the weekend and will keep b.a.r.t. services running until at least october. and if you look to the skies early this morning, you may have seen a perseid meteor shower. >> the owner of a 5.16 carat diamond about the size of i skwlil bean, the 12-year-old was search for less than ten minutes
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before he found the brown diamond. it's the 27th largest diamond ever found in that park. definitely struck it rich there. turning now to some business news with rumors swirling over the next iphone, an announcement is expected september 10th. "consumer reports" say it will have a fingerprint sensor embedded in its home button. stocks posting the worst week since june. the dow dropped 1.5%. prices to fall, the average price of a regular gallon of gas dropped about 8 cents in the last two weeks to $3.60. intense would be an understatement for this conference call between aol ceo tim armstrong and about 1,000 employees from the local news site patch. here's what happens when patch's creative director tried to take a photo. >> put that camera right now. able, you're fired, out.
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>> our. ouch. tensions were high. facebook ceo sheryl sandberg is leaning into $91 million. she reportedly sold shares last week at $38 a share >> steep savings at walmart on back-to-school items. did you know many retailers are tracking your returns. companies say it's for security and fighting fraud. 100,000 people want to give up life on earth for a one-week ticket to mars. but mars one will select just four people to star in a reality show featuring the first colony on the red planet. just ahead, one of the largest and most iconic fireworks displays in the world. and richard lui will have all your sports headlines. you're watching "early today."
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wow. look at that. amazing. over the weekend, lake geneva in switzerland bursting with one of the world's biggest fireworks displays. the 66-year tradition drew in over 500,000 spectators. the display marked the end of summer with a bang. pun intended. now, let's get the late nest sports. richard lui, one of my favorite
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people. good morning, richard. >> what do you think, it looks so good. good morning to you, veronica. this has not happened in three years at the pga championship, south african can tim clark on the 11th tee. this drive lands. it then bounces twice. and what happens after that double bounce? right at that. right there it's the calm dude, 36-year-old jason dufner who wins. he won $1.4 million. a little hug with his wife. a pat on the derriere. the cool during that, they're calling it the dufner. it's great to be back, he says. his same goal crowning the 100-meet at the championships. bolt just flies past the american. 9.9 seconds. just shy of the record. that is amazing to watch that.
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>> what is that called? >> that's the pose. he used to do more of that, now he's at the age of 26, he's calmed down a bit. >> not dufner'ing? >> no. also great to be back. alex rodriguez wood. he homers for the sixth returning number 648 of his career. later on mariano rivero blowing his save. he has a record 643. but hold on a second. yankees' brett garner blasts one out of the park here. the yankees get the 5-4 win. that in the 7th >> nascar cheez-it 355. kyle busch, busch grabbed the checkered flag. his wife was happy too. check out the outfit the nba
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fashion icon russell westbrook wore to the awards, you like it? >> no. >> that is white capri pants and sleeveless shirt with eye-catching pattern. you know, just a little -- i don't know -- >> no, we call that a fashion don't. >> a little hammer pants. it's still loose. >> don't ever, richard. >> good morning you to you again. just ahead, lea michele opens up about the tragic death of corey monteith and oprah is not happy. you're watching "early today."
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good morning and welcome back. we're starting off the day in the mid-70s up and down the east coast. a little cooler across new england. 67 in boston. we'll top out around 79 in new england. 79 also in minneapolis. but in the middle of the country back through kansas and oklahoma, we are going to see another round of movie rain and that will spread into places like missouri and southern arkansas. flooding concerns after a break yesterday will once again be a issue across the plain states. in entertainment news now. four new films for moviegoers over the pasweekend. when the smoke cleared matt damon "elysium" edged out the competition. the sci-fi action film claimed box office supremacy bringing in $30 million. "we're the millers" "we're the millers" percy
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jackson and sea of action and two guns. >> i do want to see the mirrors. apology to oprah after she said she experienced racism inside a zurich boutique. the salesperson reportedly refused to show the media mogul a $38,000 bag telling her it was too expensive. he was very special to me and also to the world and we were very lucky to witness his incredible talent. >> an emotional lea michele and her "glee" cast mates honored cory monteith at the teen choice awards as they picked up four surfboard trophies. other winners, selena gomez. bruno mars, demi lovato. finally, jennifer lawrence raised a few eyebrows after saying she always knew that she would be famous. what! the oscar winner made the comment with "vogue" magazine. what if they didn't hear her properly. maybe she said, i hope to be famous. >> i think it's also, if you are going to go into a business like that, you have to have to confidence. >> when it's written down, maybe not the best idea.
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but she has confidence. i'm veronica de la cruz. this is "early today." we hope it is just your first stop of the day on nbc.
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>> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. good monday morning. welcome back to the work week. we're in the seven's right now.
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int a couple of 60's hagerstown. you can feel the humidity in the air. an isolated shower popping up in a couple of spots. most of everything is in pennsylvania at this point. we will have better storm chances tomorrow as a cold front moves three. more details on the forecast coming up. >> 72 degrees at the airport. >> an accident involving a little girl lands her in the hospital. team hasa trial the i been following since opening statements. today the jury could start deliberating. >> he had no choice.
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>> a decision in tennessee is making headlines across the country. >> we are taking a look a problem along york road in the towson region.
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[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. it just makes me want to cry. you just hope that she is going to pull through. >> words of support from neighbors. a girl is rushed to the hospital. kim dacey will have this morning's details. >> i do not think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> they believed he is some kind
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of jason bourne. there has got to be more transparency. >> am planning to improve privacy within the nsa. a live report from our washington bureau. a titleord messiah is that has onlytle been earned by one person. >> there is a court battle over a baby's name. good morning. i'm stan stovall. >> i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning.. >> 5:01. time for traffic and weather together on the 1's. >> we have a lot of cloud cover.
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we are ready to get to a sunny day. a cold front is going to come through. you can feel the humidity. there are some light showers in pennsylvania. a couple of sprinkles near york. 77 downtown. 69 in cockeysville. a mild start to the day. highs in the mid 80's. we will watch those rain chances increase tomorrow. more details coming up. >> good morning. just getting word of an accident at liberty road on the inner loop. you may start to see some delays. this is in the outer loop near baltimore national pike. so far so good. we are expecting inner loop
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delays around liberty road. there is some road work. southbound 295 looks pretty good down towards 100. up to speed on 95 south. harbor tunnel thruway running smoothly. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. a young girl remains hospitalized this morning after an accident. >> she was dragged by her service dog. kim dacey has more. >> witnesses say the girl was 10 years old and has special knees. her injuries were so severe she was flown here after the accident. a helicopter took her to the hospital. somehow her service dog got distracted

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